Jose Ferreira de Athayde Neto

Jose Ferreira de Athayde Neto

Uberaba, BR



Cover Letter



        I would like to introduce myself. I am Neto, a Brazilian born architect, permanent resident in US since 2000. My friends and co-workers describe me as a kind, passionate, self motivated, talented, hard worker and responsible.  I am confident that my qualifications will be of value for you and believe that my years of work experience as well as my academic background will single me out as a capable candidate for a position in your company.  Please accept this letter and resume as evidence of my interest and more detail on my background.


        In my several years of work experience I have developed a solid understanding of the architecture, design and construction practices and how to work with resources at different business levels.  Most recently my responsibilities as a Project Architect entailed management and design of educational, medical and rental facilities within the state of Georgia. In addition I have experience as an Architectural Designer working on projects ranging from residential, hospitality, medical, commercial, public and historical buildings including landscape, models and interiors.  Some of my work has been published in Brazilian Architecture magazines.


        In 1997 I had the honor of being selected by the United Nations to participate in the Iaeste-Unesco program and had the opportunity to work in Yugoslavia for the Institute for Conservation of Cultural Monuments.


        I am proficient in the most current versions of CAD (AutoCad and Architectural Desktop) and BIM (Revit and Chief Architect) , and also drafting using the most current versions of SoftDesk, Microstation and Corel Draw as well as office applications such as Microsoft Office and Publisher. I am currently studying 3D Max and I recently got my LEED GA.


       My work habits include strong organizational skills and attention to detail.  I am capable of self-direction and working independently.  Other skills worthy of note include fluency in multiple languages, which has proven invaluable in communication with construction crews and to open doors for projects in other countries, and my ability to work with projects using the metric system in addition to the US system.


        After you have had the opportunity to review my resume I would like to meet with you to discuss how effectively I can contribute to your firm. Should you have any questions before scheduling an appointment, I may be contact at the phone at 678.698.6678 or email to, please also visit my webpage at for samples of my work .

        Thank you very much for taking the time to review my resume and for your kind consideration. I look forward to speaking with you in the near future.




Jose F. de Athayde Neto



HOK, Space Planner

Space Planner, Architect Intern, translator (portuguese - english), code review, interior designer, CA

Sep 2010 - Apr 2011


Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Goiás (PUC-Goiás), BArch, Architecture and Urban Planning

Jan 1989 - Dec 1996

Areas of Specialization